Register now for the 4th National Integrity in Science Conference in Washington, DC, July 11, 2008. Meet with activists, scientists, and academics in our nation’s capital to discuss the diminished budgets, political interference, and declining morale that plague regulatory science. Brainstorm ways to shore up public sector science and revivify the environmental and public health protections that rely on a strong scientific foundation.  Climate Science Watch is a co-sponsor of this event and CSW Director Rick Piltz will participate on a panel on “Tackling the Climate Crisis: Unleashing Government Research.”

Join us at a daylong event that will forge an agenda for independent regulatory science and protecting public sector scientists from political meddling and corporate influence. Speakers will include:

Anthony Broccoli, IPCC participant and Rutgers University professor of atmospheric science
Dominick DellaSala, Chief Scientist, National Center for Conservation Science and Policy
Ezekiel Emanuel, Chair, Department of Clinical Bioethics, U.S. National Institutes of Health
Jim Furnish, Forest Service Deputy Chief under the Clinton Administration
William Hubbard, former Associate Commissioner, US Food and Drug Administration
David Michaels, Director, Project on Scientific Knowledge and Public Policy, author of Doubt Is Their Product
Rick Piltz, Director, Climate Science Watch, formerly with the US Climate Change Science Program
Lynn Scarlett, Deputy Secretary of the Interior
Ken Zweibel, former director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Diana Zuckerman, President, National Research Center for Women & Families

Sessions will include:

Tackling the Climate Crisis: Unleashing Government Research

When Regulators and the Regulated Collaborate: What Are the Rules?

Protecting Public Sector Scientists

Setting the Comparative Effectiveness Agenda: Should Industry Have a Say?

Empowering Science and Scientists at Federal Agencies

Clean Energy – Do Special Interests Drive the Agenda?

Endangered Species Protection in a Hostile Climate

Reducing Conflicts of Interest on Advisory Committees – Shortage of Unconflicted Scientists or Failure to Look?

Register now at

$200 before May 16/$250 after
$99 before May 16/$109 after for non-profits, educational institutions, and government agencies
$30 for students

Housing for out of town registrants is at the Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005. Hotel Rate: $215.00 (Single/Double) + applicable taxes (14.5%).  To make your reservations, call the hotel directly at 202-737-2200 or 800-228-9290 by Thursday, June 19, 2008 and mention the “Integrity in Science Conference.”

Conference co-sponsors include:

Beyond Nuclear
Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
Center for Progressive Reform
Climate Science Watch (GAP)
Edmonds Institute
Endangered Species Coalition
Government Accountability Project
Nuclear Information and Resource Service
OMB Watch
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility
The Project on Scientific Knowledge and Public Policy
Union of Concerned Scientists